For our second assignment we have to create a technology-rich unit plan. I have decided to do my unit plan for Grade 4 because I recently spent time in a Grade 4 classroom. My unit will go for 5 weeks and will be on time in Maths. The Australian Curriculum says that students need to “use am and pm notation and solve simple time problems”. The elaborations are…

- calculating the time spent at school during a normal school day
- calculating the time required to travel between two locations
- determining arrival time given departure time

Below are some of the criteria I will be using in this unit plan. (The grades did not copy across but it goes from A to E from left to right of each table)

Connection and description of mathematical concepts and relationships in a range of situations, including some that are complex unfamiliar | Connection and description of mathematical concepts and relationships in complex familiar or simple unfamiliar situations | Recognition and identification of mathematical concepts and relationships in simple familiar situations | Some identification of simple mathematical concepts | Statements about obvious mathematical concepts |

Recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and procedures to find solutions in a range of situations including some that are complex unfamiliar |
Recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and procedures to find solutions in complex familiar or simple unfamiliar situations |
Recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and procedures to find solutions in simple familiar situations |
Some recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and simple procedures |
Partial recall of facts, definitions and use of simple procedures |

Systematic application of relevant problem-solving approaches to investigate a range of situations, including some that are complex unfamiliar |
Application of relevant problem-solving approaches to investigate complex familiar or simple unfamiliar situations |
Application of problem-solving approaches to investigate simple familiar situations |
Some selection and application of problem-solving approaches in simple familiar situations |
Partial selection of problem-solving approaches |

I chose to do time in this unit plan because I have had some experience teaching in Grade 4 and I think that I can incorporate some great technology-rich lessons into Maths and this specific topic.